Financial Analyst

Job Title: Financial Analyst
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: London
Salary: £250 - £270 per day
Start Date: ASAP
Contact Name: Dora Bagshaw
Contact Email:
Job Published: February 09, 2017 17:33

Job Description

Key Responsibilities of the role:

Financial Analysis - 50%

  • Work with the accountants and HR admin team to collect data required to issue meaningful KPIs on time every month.
  • Build KPI models.
  • Build rate card models that are updated at least annually or after any major change in an agency.
  • Work with agencies to pull together costing models for new clients and client re-negotiations; assist agency staff with each negotiation to ensure discounts are controlled and profit margins are not compromised.
  • Analyses overhead spend across the group to determine where savings can be made and initiates with the group FD, projects to achieve such savings.
  • Participates, with the guidance of the group FD and FC, in the development of new accounting techniques as well as in the design and implementation of accounting subsystems.
  • Consults with employees, internal managers, external auditors or other stakeholders to provide and obtain information on complex issues.
  • Any other adhoc task that may be required from time to time.

System Implementation - 40%

  • Responsible for an upgrade and/or implementation of a new accounting and production system.
  • Will work with the agencies to ensure that their requirements are considered in the new system

People - 10%

  • To develop skills and knowledge within yourself through on the job development and active participation in the agency.
  • Provide continuous feedback on any developments or problems arising within the group.
  • Create clear development plans for yourself and set out to achieve your goals
  • Takes initiative on projects ensuring completion of delivery.
  • Issue of meaningful monthly KPI and profitability reports.
  • First time accuracy to all inputs and reporting.
  • Delivery of timely, accurate information

Skills and Attributes:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • An enquiring and analytical mind.
  • Ability to provide quality, accurate financial information to Group FD, Group CEO and agency boards within tight reporting deadlines.
  • Ability to explain technical financial terms to team members and non-financial
  • executives.
  • Strong understanding of acquisition accounting and be up to date with the latest IFRS standards.
  • Is an effective representative of the group's values and behaviours (high integrity and ethical values combined with informal approach).
  • Meticulous attention to detail and effective problem solving. This person must be able to initiate action, consider problems and offer effective resolutions.
  • Initiative and drive for continuous improvement - Can Do Attitude. Agency life is fast paced and work must often be turned around quickly in order to meet client demands.
  • High levels of computer skills - must be able to work with ease using word, PowerPoint, Hyperion and be an advanced excel user - this is essential.


  • ACA/ACCA or equivalent
  • Experience, with strong technical understanding of all key aspects of finance and accounting
  • Excellent excel skills.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the high volume of applications we receive we are unable to respond to everyone. If you have not heard from us within 5 working days of sending your CV then unfortunately you have not been shortlisted for the position you have applied for.